Nice article on seminal Light and Space artistDoug Wheeler in the New York Times
Should a Keith Haring mural be conserved or simply repainted
as Haring wanted it to be? I'm with Haring on this.
Tyler Green points out a pretty cool Luis Tomasello installation at the Nelson-Atkins Museum
Roberta Smith gives Damien Hirst's polka dot paintings a fair shake
. For me he is a bit too prolific but he's still one of my favorite artists of all time. That said I've always found the dot paintings much less interesting than his installations and I think he knows it. The thing with Hirst is he finds a way to make people form an opinion by pushing buttons... that is a tremendous ability, without which contemporary art dies. She's absolutely right about it being a lot better than the Christos' The Gates project.
I could hardly believe Smith made the straight faced claim that the variation in quality resulting from the variation in the skill of Hirst's hired hands is to the show's credit a demonstration of the value of quality. Here the bar has been placed on the floor and Smith is carrying Hirst across for some reason.
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